Stinger from McAfee Labs, is a quick and installation-free standalone tool for detecting and removing prevalent malware and threats.  It is an ideal tool if your PC has already been infected by malware. While the application is not a replacement for a robust security suite or an antivirus application, Stinger is updated multiple times in a week to include detection for newer Fake Alert variants and prevalent viruses.  The application is a great tool to have in your arsenal of antimalware defense weaponry.

McAfee Labs Stinger

Stinger utilizes next-generation scan technology, which includes rootkit scanning, and scan performance optimizations.  The software will remove any threat that is identified under the ‘Threat List’.

In this version of the software (, the following changes have been made:

# New Detections:
– Urburous
– W64/Urburous
# Enhanced Detections:
– Generic FakeAlert.n
– Generic.tb
– Ransom-O
– VBS/Autorun.worm.k

You can download McAfee Labs Stinger from today.

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